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“Ya’aleh Tachnuneinu” is the piyyut (rabbinic liturgical exposition) chosen to introduce the Selichot sections on Yom Kippur Evening. Its particular poetical style utilizes a certain rhythmic meter that does not actually exte...

Posted on 12 September 2017, By Chazan Rebecca Blumenfeld
On the Creation of Creation Myths

It has been long demonstrated within academic circles that there is a relationship between the Jewish stories of creation and other Ancient Near Eastern creation myths. While many of us pride ourselves on our ability to hold academic tru...

Posted on 5 September 2017, By Natasha Mann
Conservatve Judaism Today and Tomorrow—Mitzvah

When you’re a rabbi, every person you meet will sooner or later ask you: ‘So, why did you decide to become a rabbi?’ In fact, it’s an entirely valid question. After all, being clergy is something we see as a real vocation, someth...

Posted on 30 August 2017, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet